Derby may seem like a quiet town on the surface, but reports say that it has the 14 th highest crime rate in Connecticut. The crime rate is indicative of the struggles and obstacles that many residents face. You may feel as though you have to face your trials alone, but in reality there is help available to you.

Counselors in the Derby area are able to talk with you and help you identify and overcome the obstacles in your life. These confidential therapists can help you examine your feelings of despair and downtrodden life problems and help you find happiness. Contact a counselor today.

This is Louise Kenny's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Grief, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 25

"Whatever opens us is not as important as what it opens" Mark Nepo I have been working in the field of counseling for nearly 27 years. I have often seen my role as joining others for a brief time during their life's journey assisting as they either discover or create a path of fulfillment in life. Throughout my career, I have walked alongside people struggling with grief, loss, including pet loss, addiction, and LGBTQ related issues. I have walked with many through the landscape of shame, guilt, and fear because these are often the places where wounds reside. ...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

Hi, My name is Neta Korem and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in psychotherapy. I have worked with people from adolescence to adults dealing with depression, anxiety, difficulties in interpersonal relationships, post trauma, anger issues and addiction. I have ample experience working with people in military settings and intervention in times of overwhelming stress and crises. I use an interactive approach to psychotherapy. I will work hard to advance the goal we will set and to make you feel a profound improvement in th...

This is Kathleen “Kathy” Kelly's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 38

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience working in community behavioral health and educational settings. I have supported individuals and groups on a variety of issues including: dealing with traumatic life events, managing depression and anxiety, building self-esteem, and dealing with family conflicts, caregiver and parenting issues. My counseling style is compassionate, non- judgmental and nurturing. I will vary my approach to meet your individual needs and preferences. I will work with you to develop clear goals for counsel...

This is Kara Justo's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,lcsw
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, ADHD
Years of Experience: 21

I am licensed in Connecticut with 21 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Maggie Greene's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.M., LPC, NCC
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 21

I'm a National Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Connecticut. I have over 20 years of experience helping people who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse. I've worked with clients who have had a variety of concerns including anger, anxiety, crisis, stress, loneliness, depression, parenting problems, family conflicts, employment and school concerns. My counseling style is friendly and interactive. I believe everyone has strengths and deserves respect, sensitivity and compassion. My approach combines cogni...

This is Robyn Hawley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.D.,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 29

Congratulations on taking the first step toward feeling better! I applaud your courage in seeking help! Many people experience the process of finding a therapist a bit (or a lot) scary. I am honored that you chose to check out information about me. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field for over 25 years working with people of all ages and facing all kinds of challenges. Many of my clients over the years have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, parenting challenges, trauma, life transitions, grief, relationship issues, as well...

This is Rachel McKenzie's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,LCPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor with a LPC in Connecticut with three years of experience (one year+ licensed) treating substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal issues, bipolar disorders, and some personality disorders. I am also now licensed in Maine as an LCPC as of 12/13/21. My therapy style is mindful and person-centered. I want therapy to feel as if it is a genuine conversation. I believe in treating people with respect and having compassion/empathy. Although my approach is typically person-centered, I also use mindfulness...

This is John Cline's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ph.D.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Sleeping disorders, Depression
Years of Experience: 43

I am a licensed psychologist with over 35 years of extensive experience helping people cope with anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, chronic health issues, work-related stress, and substance use problems. I have worked in outpatient private practice, inpatient and veterans hospital settings, as well as in sleep disorders and college counseling centers. My undergraduate degree in psychology is from the University of Virginia and my doctorate in clinical psychology is from the University of Toledo. My internship was at the West Haven Veterans Administration Med...

This is Rachel  Bamber 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 15

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker licensed in Connecticut with over 15 years of experience working with families and individuals. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, terminal illness and grief. I believe in client centered treatment to achieve your goals. It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards change. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. I look forward to working ...

This is Jennifer Nevadomski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has been in the field of counseling since 2007. My experience has come from a variety of settings. I offer individual, child, family and group counseling. I will help you to address your mental, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs. My therapeutic approach is integrative, with a variety of approaches including cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), solution Focused, motivational interviewing, trauma-informed, mindfulness among others. I offer a nonjudgmental envi...

This is Lucie Brossard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

I am a supportive presence to help you navigate life's challenges and develop effective action plans to work through these. In my work with clients in acute and community settings over many years, I have developed caring and directness in my work with a variety of individuals. I have years of experience working with people involved in the Justice and human services systems.

This is Wairimu Muriuki's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA ,LMFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the state of Connecticut. I have experience working with children, teens, young adults, and adults. I believe that mental and emotional wellness are such vital elements of our lives, and I highly honor this work. I specialize in treating depression, anxiety, family conflicts, life transitions, couples therapy, and self-love/health work. I believe that each client has the power within them to overcome the struggles in their lives, and I am here to partner with them in seeing them become the best version of themselves...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 18

I am licensed in Connecticut with 18 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients cope with addictions, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, relationship preferences, & career difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. I enjoy helping the LGBTQ+ feel empowered to love and live their journeys with pride. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and joyful life takes courage. I am here to support you in t...

This is Emily Wolf's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

I am a licensed Art therapist and Professional counselor with 9 years of professional work experience. I work with a wide array of client populations using creative modalities and a Jungian approach to therapy. I believe everyone has the primal ability to create and transform. We are all wounded healers. Art therapy is an alternative to traditional talk therapy, assisting clients with a vehicle for communication where words are sometimes hard to place. It is my passion to innovatively assist clients in managing stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am licensed in Connecticut with 25 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, as well as relationship issues, I am a trained trauma therapist and and have many years working with domestic violence and sexual abuse survivors, I have may years assisting clients coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for gett...

This is Camille Cochran's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Connecticut with over 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, & motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that jour...

This is Dr. Jaritza Melendez's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 11

I am licensed in Connecticut with 11 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, & coping with life changes. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Miranda Curnane's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed in Connecticut with 3 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, lgbt-related issues, family conflicts, & parenting issues. I take a person- centered approach in which I believe that you know yourself best and have the ability to make positive changes. My role is to guide you on the way. I also utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral therapy to assist in challenging unhealthy thought patterns and to promote the regulation of emotions. Seeking out help can...

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Connecticut with 15 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with bipolar disorder & depression. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

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One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Derby, Connecticut (Derby, CT)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with 5+ years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, relationship issues, trauma, abuse, neglect, and matters pertaining to foster care and adoption. In working with clients I strive to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support and empower you in t...

Having A Hard Time Selecting A Mental Health Professional In Derby?

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating. However, there are a few methods you can try to narrow your search for a counselor in the Derby area if you find it challenging to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you'd like to pursue before finding a therapist or psychologist. You might be interested in psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy, marriage and family therapy, or couples therapy. Each therapy can offer various benefits. If you're still unsure, consider asking your prospective therapists which methods they practice.

When you're ready to search, search for 'therapist near me in Derby and scroll through the options. Next, consider your goals for the gender of your therapist, the type of therapy they're most experienced with, and their specialty. Finally, choose a therapist located near you in the city of Derby or elsewhere in New Haven or the state of Connecticut.

Mental health professionals working through private practice or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships and communication skills, working through life's obstacles, or changing negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a listening ear and validation. Verified Derby therapists can provide licensed marriage and compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

What Is The Cost Difference Between Conventional Therapy And BetterHelp? 

Forbes reports that the average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Derby due to a higher cost of living.

Some therapists in the state of Connecticut may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp therapists serving the city of Derby and elsewhere throughout the state of Connecticut you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every four weeks).


Did You Know BetterHelp Therapists Are Not Limited To In-Person Visits?

Online therapists, including the US-based therapists above, can work with people like you in or around Derby to offer creative forms of communication and treatment. You do not have to commute to a therapist's office to meet with one of these counselors.

Through BetterHelp, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, receive worksheets, and sign up for mental health webinars. Additionally, the BetterHelp app offers a journaling feature.

Suppose you're struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists specializing in behavioral health and relationships. You can also try a provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. Look through the available therapists above and consider which might work for you.

San Jose has many professionals who provide client-centered individual counseling in person and through online therapy. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with therapists all over the US. Many individuals gain further insight into their lives through internet-based counseling. In Derby, therapy can be easily accessible and a click away.


How To Know If Therapy Is Right For You?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but they may struggle to provide objective guidance as a therapist can. Therapists are also professionals trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A therapist may support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health or life concerns. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another benefit of therapy is having a safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A San Jose therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With almost one million people in Derby, CT, finding a therapist can be costly, and therapists may be booked out with clients. Through the list of therapists above and others through BetterHelp, you may be able to find a therapist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching for a nearby therapist close to 06418 or the surrounding zip codes, consider other available therapists through the BetterHelp therapist page.

Stay Up To Date With The Leading Online Therapy Platform

To stay up to date with BetterHelp's initiatives through their social channels, you can follow them on PinterestLinkedInInstagramTwitter, and FacebookFor mental health tips, check out the BetterHelp YouTube channel.

Take some time to learn more about BetterHelp therapists and counselors to understand the services available to you clearly. If you have any questions, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online counseling, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched with a counselor within 24 to 48 hours.

Emergency Situations

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

·      National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)

·      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

·      Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

·      Veterans Crisis Line: Call 1-800-273-8255 (and press 1) or text 838255. For support for the deaf and hard of hearing community, please use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1-800-273-8255.

·      Trevor Lifeline (LGBTQ Lifeline): (866)488-7386 

·      SAMHSA National Helpline (Substance Use): (800)662-4357

·      National Eating Disorder Association Helpline:1-800-931-2237 (M-Th: 9 AM-9 PM EST, Fri 9 AM - 5 PM EST)

·      Child Help Hotline: Call 1-800-422-4453 or use the online chat feature

·      National Anti-Hazing Hotline: 1-888-NOT-HAZE (1-888-668-4293) 

·      Physician Crisis Support Line: Call 1-888-409-0141 if you are a first responder or medical provider experiencing crises related to Covid-19

·      Sexual Assault Hotline: Call RAINN at 1-800-656-4673

Zip Codes Served By BetterHelp Therapists

Below are some of the zip codes served by BetterHelp therapists in Derby:

06418

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy and BetterHelp can be found below:

How Do I See A Therapist For The First Time? 

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading about the counseling process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your therapist. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and why you're attending therapy.

Should I Attend Therapy If I Feel Fine? 

If you don't feel the need to see a therapist, you don't have to. However, some people may avoid attending counseling due to preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although therapists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general advice. A therapist may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is Crying In Therapy A Breakthrough?

Crying can be a breakthrough for some individuals who struggle to express emotions. Others might find that they often cry during sessions. Crying can be normal and healthy, so whether you cry or not may be a personal aspect of sessions.

Are Therapists Worth It?

We may all be on different paths in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, and goals. A therapist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities. Unlike advice from a friend, family member, or non-professional, therapists are trained to meet you where you're at. Therapy can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy each year, showing it's a popular option and may be often effective.

Do Therapists Judge You? 

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to protect you and them from ethical concerns. Therapists are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. Their job is to support you and make you feel safe and respected. You might consider changing therapists if you don't feel safe or respected.